February 22, 2016

Who's Gonna Be First?

Polly? Due date February 21.
Or

Daphne? Due date Feb. 23.

To find out, click here.


Who's Gonna Be First? © Feb. 2016 by Leigh 

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    1. As of a few minutes ago, still nothing!

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  2. I hope it's both of them and soon! Little goats with huge bellies make me nervous...I'm too accustomed to big goats who keep me guessing right up until the day! ;)

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    1. Kinders commonly have multiples, too, so the big belly is standard!

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    2. I know, and and I know things usually go smoothly...it's just my personal low threshold for pre-birth anxiety. Some of the pictures people post of their Nigies with MASSIVE belllies balanced atop tiny little legs just make me wince! ;)

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  3. Wow....the photo of Daphne is quite remarkable.....I'm putting my money on her! (Triplets?)

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    1. I'm guessing triplets too, although Kinders often have quads and sometimes even quints. :)

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  4. I'm with Fiona - Polly! And I'm betting on 7+ piglets. *heh*

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    1. You all will be the first to know!

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  5. I'm going with Daphne!
    Yup she looks ready to me!
    Great photos and lovely fur babies!

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    1. I've been checking on both of them every hour or so. Nothing yet!

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  6. Good luck to both of the ladies :) Leigh, do you have to assist in the birthing?

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    1. Last summer Polly delivered unassisted, so I hope it's the same again.

      Sometimes I have to help with the goats, usually not. I always try to be there just in case they need me.

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  7. At least this time you know for sure they're both expecting. Wasn't Polly just a guess last year?
    at any rate, we can't wait to see all the baby pictures.
    I was watching a video series on youtube of a Victorian farm and kiddo enjoyed watching the baby piggies...although the very next scene was of one of the older pigs that had been butchered. oops! She's actually pretty okay with that, but it was sad to go from babies to headless in 2 seconds. lol

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    1. It wasn't even a guess last year for Polly, I had no idea of whether or not she was pregnant! Although the developing udder made me keep a close eye on her.

      Can't say I'm impressed with the way you describe that youTube video. Sounds like they were going for shock value, which I don't think much of. I think it's better to respect the audience and give them a heads up to make a viewing choice. But I'm glad Darly took it in stride!

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  8. I'll go with Daphne and twins!

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  9. If Daphne could kindly turn around? The sweet faces never give anything away, lol!

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    1. LOL. She looks just as big from the back side, with the everything looking nice and puffy. The kids have dropped, so it shouldn't be long, I hope.

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  10. It may be too late to be guessing, but I would say Daphne. Your title gave me a scare. At first, I thought you meant for the slaughter! :)

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    1. Heavens. Killing an animal is serious business and I would never make light of it. I just wanted this to be a fun post!

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  11. How can have a specific due date for Polly? I thought she and Waldo were in the same pasture all the time, so wouldn't they have had any number of chances? I know you keep the bucks and does separated, so you have control over their dates (usually). I hope Daphne makes it easy on you and delivers during daylight.

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    1. I based the due date on a sighted mating. I'm not sure how many days sows are in heat, but I figured the due date would be close enough. The other think I've been keeping an eye on are teats and udder. She's really gotten full in the past couple of days.

      I'm hoping Daphne has a day time birth too! Right now it's raining cats and dogs and it would be nice to have it dry too.

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  12. I'm going with Daphne. She's a miniature version of some of my cows right now.

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  13. Oh my $ is on the goat; though she has nothing on that one goat gal you had- Suprise? She was HUGE.

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    1. You're thinking of Ziggy! She was smaller and bigger!

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  14. How exciting!!! Daphne!!!!!!!!!! Followed shortly by Polly!

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    1. At this point I'll take it any way I can get it, LOL

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  15. With true good timing they should both start popping them out at the same moment. With my luck it would be 2:00 a.m. during a storm.

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    1. Dan went out to check at around 2:30 am and it is raining cats and dogs, but no piglets of goat kids. sigh

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  16. Poor Daphne looks like she's ready to pop!! What a belly - either way I wish them both an easy time of it...if there is such a thing!

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    1. She sleeps with her head propped up on a pile of straw, poor thing.

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  17. Oh, my! Exciting times ahead! Maybe both at the same time! LOL Nancy

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  18. My money is on Daphane, and she should have at least triplets. I raised Dairy goats in the 70's for 4H. Had a small herd of around 15-20 goats. We had Toggenbergs, Alpines, Nubians, and LaMancha. Toggs were our main type of goat. Can't wait to see all the babies.

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    1. My first goats were Toggs!

      I think it's at least triplets too. She had twins last year and she's bigger than last year, but they may just be big babies!

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  19. Anything yet???? Poor Daphne looks ready to pop!

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  20. ok, I cheated and read the next post first. I was going to vote for Polly. It just goes to show you, we are NOT in charge of the birth process.

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    1. When it comes to critters, I don't think we're in charge of anything. We're simply granted the privilege of waiting on them. :)

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